History Blog

February 21

Happy Birthday RIP Clara “Ann” Sheridan(1915–1967) Eunice Waymon(“Nina Simone” 1933–2003) Eddi-Rue McClanahan(1934–2010) Alan Rickman(1946–2016) ; David Geffen–81 Anthony Daniels–78 Ellen Tyne Daly–78 Christine Ebersole–71 Allen Kelsey Grammer–69 John “Jack” Coleman–66 Christopher Atkins Bomann–63 William “Billy” Baldwin–61 Jennifer Love Hewitt–45 Brendan Sexton III–44 Elliot Philpotts-Page–37 Tuppence Middleton–37 Sophie Turner–28 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue